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Everybody Lies

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Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets – about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected. This huge database of secrets – unprecedented in human history – offers astonishing, even revolutionary, insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones. Time and time again, data shows that the world works in precisely the opposite way to what we would expect.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR‘This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind … Endlessly fascinating’ Steven Pinker‘A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche’ EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

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Weight 0.29 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xi, 338

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

302.231 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K